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Thomas E. Mann of The Brookings Institution will speak on “Politics and Policymaking in the New Bush Administration” at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the auditorium of Lafayette’s Kirby Hall of Civil Rights.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Mann is the W. Averill Harriman Senior Fellow in American Governance at Brookings. From 1987 to 1999 he was director of governmental studies at Brookings, and before that was executive director of the American Political Science Association. Mann is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Public Administration and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mann has taught courses at Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, and the University of Virginia. He has conducted political polls for the Democratic Study Group Campaign Fund; served on the Democratic National Committee’s Winograd and Hunt Commissions dealing with presidential selection; worked as a consultant to IBM and the Public Broadcasting Service; and chaired the Board of Overseers of the National Election Studies.

Mann’s published works include Unsafe at Any Margin: Interpreting Congressional Elections; Vital Statistics on Congress; The New Congress; The American Elections of 1982; A Question of Balance: The President, the Congress and Foreign Policy; Media Polls in American Politics; Renewing Congress; Congress, the Press, and the Public; Intensive Care: How Congress Shapes Health Policy; Campaign Finance Reform: A Sourcebook; and The Permanent Campaign and Its Future. He has also written numerous scholarly articles and opinion pieces on various aspects of American politics, including elections, political parties, Congress, the presidency, and public policymaking.

He holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida.

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